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Clean Fuels Program Expansion 2022

Proposed rule

Rulemaking contact: Cory Ann Wind, 503-869-1326  

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is conducting a rulemaking to propose changes to the Clean Fuels Program regulation. The rulemaking may include:

  • The expansion of the annual average carbon intensity reduction targets beyond 10% and beyond 2025
  • Modifications to the program that will support achievement of the new standards
  • Other modifications to improve the effectiveness of the Clean Fuels Program
DEQ has hired the consulting firm ICF International to kick off the conversation about how Oregon's transportation fuels market can meet new ambitious targets for the Clean Fuels Program. ICF worked with DEQ to develop post-2025 scenarios of what combination of vehicles and fuels we might see in the future and then determine what reductions in greenhouse gases would result from those assumptions. DEQ hosted two meetings with stakeholders and incorporated their comments into the final report.

DEQ is convening an advisory committee to review the technical issues and fiscal impacts related to the proposed rules. In convening this committee, DEQ has appointed members that reflect the range of entities that are both directly and indirectly affected by proposed changes to the rules.
Upcoming meetings
Meeting 4: May 26, 2022, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Workshops

As part of the CFP Expansion 2022 Rulemaking, DEQ will be hosting a series of workshops for targeted discussions on the following topics: Reporting, Electricity, and Pathways. RAC members are invited but not required to attend these workshops but stakeholders and the public are welcome to attend. Feedback received during these workshops will be used by DEQ staff to determine whether or not to move forward with modifications to the existing regulation.
​This workshop is held to discuss several reporting-related issues that might be considered as part of the CFP Expansion 2022 Rulemaking.
​​This workshop is being held to discuss several electricity-related issues that might be considered as part of the CFP Expansion 2022 Rulemaking.

This workshop is being held to discuss several pathway-related issues that might be considered as part of the CFP Expansion 2022 Rulemaking.

Public involvement

UC Davis: CFP Air Quality Study - Community Webinar - Thursday, April 28, 2022

Researchers from the University of California, Davis, have modeled the air quality impacts of the vehicles and fuels that could be used to meet an expanded Clean Fuels Program in Oregon. This webinar  discussed the methods used for modeling, as well as the results of this research, and gave community members an opportunity to speak with members of the research team.


A virtual meeting was held for DEQ and stakeholders to share their thoughts on what the upcoming rulemaking could include. DEQ provided the context and timeline for the rulemaking and some initial thoughts about what to include.

Stakeholders had the opportunity to provide DEQ with their thoughts. This was not a formal rulemaking meeting, but an informal listening session that informed the scope and schedule of meetings that will make up the formal process.

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EQC action

This meeting has not yet been scheduled.